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April 14, 2014 at 23:58:25
Specs: Windows 7- 64Bit, 1.8 GHz / 4gig
Many moons ago a poster related his problem and one of our esteemed and knowledgeable respondents reccomended changeing to Linux. I replied "using Linux is like driving a car from the back seat"

I installed Linux Mint 15 KDE (should've used 16) on an external USB drive and I am absolutely amazed at just how easy it is. I have always used VMware for my installs and I always have problems, this time I installed it on a drive of it's own and I am really impressed.


Apologies to all the Linux users I have unwittingly offended... I have joined your ranks.


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April 16, 2014 at 11:50:23
Incidentally 'umble pie is very nicely enjoyed with a hot toddy, or brandy cream or custard...

April 15, 2014 at 03:37:14
Doesn't support some third-party applications, otherwise I'd use it too.
Photoshop is essential for me, and whilst I know there's GIMP for Linux, nothing can beat Photoshop.

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April 15, 2014 at 06:51:50

Next thing you'll be using the command line and writing shell scripts which will really impress us! :)

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April 15, 2014 at 09:40:56
Linux is great, but ditto @phil22.... the lack of third party support for it pushes me away from incorporating it into my daily lifestyle. I just keep Linux on my old laptop as a hobby project for now.

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April 15, 2014 at 11:59:31
I have tried various flavors of Linux over the years in an attempt to settle on one to use as a desktop. I've also tried FreeBSD as well. In the end, I'm a gamer at heart and since most (if not all) the good games aren't ever ported over to Linux, I came to realize that there's no point in my adopting it as my primary desktop since I'd still need Windows to game.

In the end I accepted defeat and run windows as my OS on my gaming rig.

FWIW, I do have Linux installed on two other machines. One is a server and the other hasn't been turned on in like, 2 years. Oh, and I do run OpenBSD for my firewall that sits between my LAN and my SOHO Router. But that's a bare bones, command line only box and once properly configured, never needs to be touched except to update the OS every now and then.

If I could get all my favorite games to run on Linux, it would be the only OS in my house except for that firewall.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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April 15, 2014 at 22:28:46
@nails... that's a long way down the track yet!


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April 16, 2014 at 11:50:23
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Incidentally 'umble pie is very nicely enjoyed with a hot toddy, or brandy cream or custard...

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April 19, 2014 at 23:18:55
"using Linux is like driving a car from the back seat"

You should never apologize for speaking the truth!

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April 20, 2014 at 02:22:22
Well Dave it really has been an education... I still get frustrated from time to time because they speak such a curious language, patience is a virtue I suppose!

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April 20, 2014 at 05:41:14
I know of very few people are across Linux upto any serious/high level... In fact the only two I think who might be so are both Unix Queens. These two ladies effectively run (admin/maintain) the Unix based systems at a major UK broadcast centre - and likely Linux will be somewhat simpler for them than the rest of use mere mortals...?

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April 20, 2014 at 17:47:53
trvlr you're right regarding "serious" application but it is nice to play around with the command line aspect.

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